Lifetime Greenlights ‘Deeply Personal’ Gloria Gaynor Biopic

Gloria Gaynor is the subject of a new Lifetime biopic (Credit: Lifetime)

Disco legend Gloria Gaynor will be the subject of an authorized biopic coming to Lifetime in 2025.

The network announced details on the film Wednesday, March 6, saying it will chronicle the “I Will Survive” singer’s rise to fame and the “deeply personal” challenges she faced along the way.

The untitled film will be produced by Rock’n Robin Productions, with ABC News anchor Robin Roberts and Linda Berman serving as executive producers.

“Appreciate an opportunity to again join forces with my friends at Lifetime. Grateful to the incomparable Gloria Gaynor for allowing us to share her remarkable story like never before. She truly is one of the powerful voices of a lifetime,” Roberts said in a press release.

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The network says the new film will cover 50 years of Gaynor’s life and delve into her “tumultuous marriage” to a controlling husband.

Roberts previously produced Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story starring Niecy Nash, and the Emmy-nominated, Mahalia, starring Danielle Brooks for Lifetime.

Gaynor, 80, grew up in Newark, New Jersey. She topped the charts in the 1970s and won two Grammy Awards.

Last year, Fathom Events released a documentary on the platinum-selling singer titled Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive.

The music legend revealed she was molested as a child by her mother’s boyfriend, and later by an acquaintance when she was a teenager. Years later, she ended up in an abusive marriage. “I had really, really deep scars from abuse,” Gaynor said in the film.

The new biopic will feature many of Gaynor’s hit songs, including “I Will Survive,” which became an anthem of empowerment for millions worldwide.

The Gloria Gaynor biopic is set to air in 2025 as part of Lifetime’s upcoming “Voices of a Lifetime” slate. Casting details will be announced later.